Neymar could leave Barcelona claims Joan Laporta

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Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta claims it's feasible that Neymar could leave the club in the future. 

As reported by The Sun, Laporta doesn't expect Lionel Messi to ever leave the Catalans but has suggested that Brazil international Neymar could move on. 

The versatile forward has been linked with a move to Manchester United recently and it appears that it wouldn't come as a surprise to the club's former president if the 23-year-old completed a stunning move to Old Trafford. 


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Laporta claims Barcelona must sell players to balance the books, suggesting that Neymar could be offloaded. 

The club's former president stated: “Lionel Messi will never leave Barca. It is part of our emblem and our heart.

“I received many proposals when I was president. Notably Inter, who wanted to pay his release clause, but I always refused.

“For Neymar, it’s different. The economic situation of the club is not good. The current president must sell players or assets to balance the books.

“And the best solution is to sell a great player.

“There is talk of a proposal for Man United. But that is because of the mismanagement of the current leadership.”

Superstar signing 

Ultimately, Neymar would be the superstar signing that United are seemingly desperate for. Of course, it's going to be extremely difficult for the Red Devils to secure the wonderful forward, but stranger things have happened.

As it stands, under the Louis van Gaal regime, United still appear to be lacking in the creative department. The addition of Neymar would, of course, change that.

For now, though, Van Gaal will have to make do with the current crop of stars at his disposal. After a torrid performance in the Capital One Cup against Middlesbrough yesterday, the United chief will be hoping to see his side respond in style in this weekend's Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Manchester United fans: do you think the signing of Neymar is realistic? Have your say below!  

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